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School of Public Health: Levine Hagai

Researchers / חוקרים

 Last updated September 2023 - School of Public Health

List of Publications


Ginzburg A, Barasche-Berdah D, Manor O, Levine-Schnur R, Paltiel O, Levine H. Timing, extent and outcomes of public health measures in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel and a comparative analysis by socioeconomic indices. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2023;12(1). Available from:


Duan Z, Levine H, Romm KF, Bar-Zeev Y, Abroms LC, Griffith L, et al. IQOS Marketing Strategies and Expenditures in the United States From Market Entrance in 2019 to Withdrawal in 2021. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco [Internet]. 2023;25(11):1798–803. Available from:


Kamin-Friedman S, Levine H, Davidovitch N, Troen AM, Yang YT. Israel’s judicial overhaul: a threat to the Health in All Policies approach. The Lancet [Internet]. 2023;402(10403):689–90. Available from:


Berg CJ, Romm KF, Bar-Zeev Y, Abroms LC, Klinkhammer K, Wysota CN, et al. IQOS marketing strategies in the USA before and after US FDA modified risk tobacco product authorisation. Tobacco control [Internet]. 2023;32(4):418–27. Available from:


Nirel R, Shoham T, Rotem R, Ahmad WA, Koren G, Kloog I, et al. Maternal exposure to particulate matter early in pregnancy and congenital anomalies in offspring: Analysis of concentration-response relationships in a population-based cohort with follow-up throughout childhood. Science of the Total Environment [Internet]. 2023;880. Available from:


Berg CJ, Duan Z, Wang Y, Thrasher JF, Abroms LC, Khayat A, et al. Impact of different health warning label and reduced exposure messages in IQOS ads on perceptions among US and Israeli adults. Preventive Medicine Reports [Internet]. 2023;33. Available from:


Troen AM, Martins APB, Aguado IH, Popkin B, Mozaffarian D, Caraher M, et al. Israel decides to cancel sweetened beverage tax in setback to public health. The Lancet [Internet]. 2023;401(10376):553–4. Available from:


Levine H, Duan Z, Bar-Zeev Y, Abroms LC, Khayat A, Tosakoon S, et al. IQOS Use and Interest by Sociodemographic and Tobacco Behavior Characteristics among Adults in the US and Israel. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health [Internet]. 2023;20(4). Available from:


Dopelt K, Shevach I, Vardimon OE, Czabanowska K, De Nooijer J, Otok R, et al. Simulation as a key training method for inculcating public health leadership skills: a mixed methods study. Frontiers in Public Health [Internet]. 2023;11. Available from:


Abroms LC, Wysota CN, Tosakoon S, Khayat A, Duan Z, Bar-Zeev Y, et al. Industry marketing of tobacco products on social media: Case study of Philip Morris International’s IQOS. Tobacco Control [Internet]. 2023; Available from:


Endevelt R, Tulchinsky TH, Stahl Z, Mor Z, Davidovitch N, Levine H, et al. Challenges and obstacles implementing evidence-based food fortification policy in a high-income country. Frontiers in Public Health [Internet]. 2023;11. Available from:


Bashkin O, Otok R, Kapra O, Czabanowska K, Barach P, Baron-Epel O, et al. Identifying the Gaps Between Public Health Training and Practice: A Workforce Competencies Comparative Analysis. International Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2022;67. Available from:


Akinwumi AI, OlaOlorun AD, Adesina SA, Durodola AO, Amole IO, Singer SR, et al. Strong primary care services, an important feature of primary health care: What can Nigeria learn from Israel? Frontiers in Public Health [Internet]. 2022;10. Available from:


Elbaz D, Bar Zeev Y, Berg CJ, Abroms LC, Levine H. Proximity of IQOS and JUUL points of sale to schools in Israel: a geospatial analysis. Tobacco control [Internet]. 2022;31(e2):e156–61. Available from:


Duan Z, Wysota CN, Romm KF, Levine H, Bar-Zeev Y, Choi K, et al. Correlates of Perceptions, Use, and Intention to Use Heated Tobacco Products Among US Young Adults in 2020. Nicotine and Tobacco Research [Internet]. 2022;24(12):1968–77. Available from:


Joyal-Desmarais K, Stojanovic J, Kennedy EB, Enticott JC, Boucher VG, Vo H, et al. How well do covariates perform when adjusting for sampling bias in online COVID-19 research? Insights from multiverse analyses. European Journal of Epidemiology [Internet]. 2022;37(12):1233–50. Available from:


Zohar T, Negev M, Sirkin M, Levine H. Trust in COVID-19 policy among public health professionals in Israel during the first wave of the pandemic: a cross-sectional study. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2022;11(1). Available from:


Björndahl L, Barratt CLR, Mortimer D, Agarwal A, Aitken RJ, Alvarez JG, et al. Standards in semen examination: publishing reproducible and reliable data based on high-quality methodology. Human Reproduction [Internet]. 2022;37(11):2497–502. Available from:


Duan Z, Le D, Ciceron AC, Dickey-Chasins R, Wysota CN, Bar-Zeev Y, et al. “It’s like if a vape pen and a cigarette had a baby”: a mixed methods study of perceptions and use of IQOS among US young adults. Health education research [Internet]. 2022;37(5):364–77. Available from:


Vishnevsky G, Sinnreich R, Nassar H, Merom D, Ish-Shalom M, Kark JD, et al. Different Factors Are Associated With Sex Hormones and Leydig Cell Function in Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem. American Journal of Men’s Health [Internet]. 2022;16(4). Available from:


Ahmad WA, Nirel R, Golan R, Jolles M, Kloog I, Rotem R, et al. Mother-level random effect in the association between PM2.5 and fetal growth: A population-based pregnancy cohort. Environmental Research [Internet]. 2022;210. Available from:


Romm KF, Patterson B, Wang Y, Wysota CN, Bar-Zeev Y, Levine H, et al. Drivers and Passengers in Vehicles Driven Under the Influence of Alcohol or Marijuana: Behavior Profiles and Risk Factors Among Young Adults in a Longitudinal Study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs [Internet]. 2022;83(3):342–51. Available from:


Cahen-Peretz A, Tsaitlin-Mor L, Abu-Ahmad W, Ben-Shushan MT, Levine H, Walfisch A. Long-term respiratory outcomes in early-term born offspring: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM [Internet]. 2022;4(3). Available from:


Skakkebæk NE, Lindahl-Jacobsen R, Levine H, Andersson AM, Jørgensen N, Main KM, et al. Environmental factors in declining human fertility. Nature Reviews Endocrinology [Internet]. 2022;18(3):139–57. Available from:


Berg CJ, Duan Z, Wang Y, Thrasher JF, Bar-Zeev Y, Abroms LC, et al. Impact of FDA endorsement and modified risk versus exposure messaging in IQOS ads: A randomised factorial experiment among US and Israeli adults. Tobacco Control [Internet]. 2022; Available from:


Khayat A, Levine H, Berg CJ, Shauly-Aharonov M, Manor O, Abroms L, et al. IQOS and cigarette advertising across regulatory periods and population groups in Israel: A longitudinal analysis. Tobacco Control [Internet]. 2022; Available from:


Bar-Zeev Y, Berg CJ, Khayat A, Romm KF, Wysota CN, Abroms LC, et al. IQOS marketing strategies at point-of-sales: a cross-sectional survey with retailers. Tobacco Control [Internet]. 2022; Available from:


Abroms L, Levine H, Romm K, Wysota C, Broniatowski D, Bar-Zeev Y, et al. Anticipating IQOS market expansion in the United States. Tobacco Prevention and Cessation [Internet]. 2022;8(January). Available from:


Bar-Zeev Y, Berg CJ, Abroms LC, Rodnay M, Elbaz D, Khayat A, et al. Assessment of IQOS Marketing Strategies at Points-of-Sale in Israel at a Time of Regulatory Transition. Nicotine and Tobacco Research [Internet]. 2022;24(1):100–8. Available from:


Nitzan I, Bez M, Megreli J, Bez D, Barak A, Yahalom C, et al. Socio-demographic disparities in amblyopia prevalence among 1.5 million adolescents. European Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2021;31(6):1211–7. Available from:


Jørgensen N, Lamb DJ, Levine H, Pastuszak AW, Sigalos JT, Swan SH, et al. Are worldwide sperm counts declining? Fertility and Sterility [Internet]. 2021;116(6):1457–63. Available from:


Dor-Haim H, Katzburg S, Revach P, Levine H, Barak S. The impact of COVID-19 lockdown on physical activity and weight gain among active adult population in Israel: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health [Internet]. 2021;21(1). Available from:


Magen-Molho H, Weisskopf MG, Nevo D, Shtein A, Chen S, Broday D, et al. Air Pollution and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Israel: A Negative Control Analysis. Epidemiology [Internet]. 2021;32(6):773–80. Available from:


Bar-Zeev Y, Berg CJ, Kislev S, Geva HH, Godinger E, Abroms L, et al. Tobacco legislation reform and industry response in Israel. Tobacco control [Internet]. 2021;30(e1):e62–4. Available from:


Berg CJ, Abroms LC, Levine H, Romm KF, Khayat A, Wysota CN, et al. IQOS marketing in the US: The need to study the impact of FDA modified exposure authorization, marketing distribution channels, and potential targeting of consumers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health [Internet]. 2021;18(19). Available from:


Tschernichovsky R, Katz LH, Derazne E, Berliner MBZ, Simchoni M, Levine H, et al. Height in adolescence as a risk factor for glioma subtypes: A nationwide retrospective cohort study of 2.2 million subjects. Neuro-Oncology [Internet]. 2021;23(8):1383–92. Available from:


Negev M, Dahdal Y, Khreis H, Hochman A, Shaheen M, Jaghbir MTA, et al. Regional lessons from the COVID-19 outbreak in the Middle East: From infectious diseases to climate change adaptation. Science of the Total Environment [Internet]. 2021;768. Available from:


Leventer-Roberts M, Grinshpun A, Kohn E, Andra SS, Arora M, Berkovitch M, et al. Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure Among Children by Urinary Biomarkers and Parent Report. Academic Pediatrics [Internet]. 2021;21(4):663–9. Available from:


Levinger N, Beykin G, Grunin M, Almeida D, Levy J, Levine H, et al. Socioeconomic status and visual outcome in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. European Journal of Ophthalmology [Internet]. 2021;31(3):1094–100. Available from:


Eliasi E, Bez M, Megreli J, Avramovich E, Fischer N, Barak A, et al. The Association Between Keratoconus and Body Mass Index: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study Among Half a Million Adolescents. American Journal of Ophthalmology [Internet]. 2021;224:200–6. Available from:


Meiner Z, Marmor A, Jalagel M, Levine H, Shiri S, Schwartz I. Risk factors for functional deterioration in a cohort with late effects of poliomyelitis: A ten-year follow-up study. NeuroRehabilitation [Internet]. 2021;49(3):491–9. Available from:


Stein-Zamir C, Levine H. The measles outbreak in Israel in 2018-19: lessons for COVID-19 pandemic. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics [Internet]. 2021;17(7):2085–9. Available from:


Milic M, Levine H, Pekmezovic T, Kisic-Tepavcevic D, Maric G, Popovic A, et al. Is exposure to indoor secondhand smoke associated with poor mental health? Results from non-conflict and post-conflict setting. Psychology, Health and Medicine [Internet]. 2021;26(10):1294–307. Available from:


Hochman A, Alpert P, Negev M, Abdeen Z, Abdeen AM, Pinto JG, et al. The relationship between cyclonic weather regimes and seasonal influenza over the Eastern Mediterranean. Science of the Total Environment [Internet]. 2021;750. Available from:


Masarwa R, Perlman A, Levine H, Matok I. Masarwa et al. Respond to “The Disillusionment of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Epidemiology.” American Journal of Epidemiology [Internet]. 2021;189(1):6–7. Available from:


Bui LV, Nguyen HT, Levine H, Nguyen HN, Nguyen TA, Nguyen TP, et al. Estimation of the incubation period of COVID-19 in Vietnam. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2020;15(12 December). Available from:


Hochman A, Alpert P, Baldi M, Bucchignani E, Coppola E, Dahdal Y, et al. Interdisciplinary regional collaboration for public health adaptation to climate change in the eastern mediterranean. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society [Internet]. 2020;101(10):E1685–9. Available from:


Ben-Zion Berliner M, Katz LH, Derazne E, Levine H, Keinan-Boker L, Benouaich-Amiel A, et al. Height as a risk factor in meningioma: A study of 2 million Israeli adolescents. BMC Cancer [Internet]. 2020;20(1). Available from:


Magen-Molho H, Harari-Kremer R, Pinto O, Kloog I, Dorman M, Levine H, et al. Spatiotemporal distribution of autism spectrum disorder prevalence among birth cohorts during 2000–2011 in Israel. Annals of Epidemiology [Internet]. 2020;48:1–8. Available from:


Keinan Boker L, Twig G, Klaitman-Meir V, Derazne E, Shina A, Levine H, et al. Adolescent characteristics and incidence of pre-malignant disease and invasive tumors of the cervix. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer [Internet]. 2020;30(7):959–68. Available from:


Atias D, Levine H, Elinav H, Haouzi-Bashan M, Lior Y, Mor Z. Community Vs. hospital HIV testing sites in Jerusalem, Israel-who’s tested and who’s at risk? Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2020;9(1). Available from:


Megreli J, Barak A, Bez M, Bez D, Levine H. Association of Myopia with cognitive function among one million adolescents. BMC Public Health [Internet]. 2020;20(1). Available from:


Rosen L, Kislev S, Bar-Zeev Y, Levine H. Historic tobacco legislation in Israel: A moment to celebrate. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2020;9(1). Available from:


Yust-Katz S, Bar Oz A, Derazne E, Katz LH, Levine H, Keinan-Boker L, et al. Echoes from the past- changing associations between brain tumors and ethnicity. Journal of the Neurological Sciences [Internet]. 2020;408. Available from:


Milic M, Gazibara T, Pekmezovic T, Tepavcevic DK, Maric G, Popovic A, et al. Tobacco smoking and health-related quality of life among university students: Mediating effect of depression. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2020;15(1). Available from:


Berg CJ, Bar-Zeev Y, Levine H. Informing iQOS Regulations in the United States: A Synthesis of What We Know. SAGE Open [Internet]. 2020;10(1). Available from:


Segev A, Weisskopf MG, Levine H, Pinto O, Raz R. Incidence time trends and socioeconomic factors in the observed incidence of autism spectrum disorder in israel: A nationwide nested case–control study. Autism Research [Internet]. 2019;12(12):1870–9. Available from:


Gold DD, Lorber A, Levine H, Rosenberg S, Duvdevani M, Landau EH, et al. Door To Detorsion Time Determines Testicular Survival. Urology [Internet]. 2019;133:211–5. Available from:


Bez D, Megreli J, Bez M, Avramovich E, Barak A, Levine H. Association between Type of Educational System and Prevalence and Severity of Myopia among Male Adolescents in Israel. JAMA Ophthalmology [Internet]. 2019;137(8):887–93. Available from:


Bary-Weisberg D, Meltser M, Oberman M, Pato Benari A, Bar-Zeev Y, Shalev S, et al. Feasibility of a text-messaging smoking cessation program for soldiers in Israel. BMC Public Health [Internet]. 2019;19(1). Available from:


Negev M, Teschner N, Rosenthal A, Levine H, Lew-Levy C, Davidovitch N. Adaptation of health systems to climate-related migration in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closing the gap. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health [Internet]. 2019;222(2):311–4. Available from:


Bar-Zeev Y, Levine H, Rubinstein G, Khateb I, Berg CJ. IQOS point-of-sale marketing strategies in Israel: A pilot study. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2019;8(1). Available from:


Rottenberg Y, Zick A, Levine H. Temporal trends of geographic variation in mortality following cancer diagnosis: A population-based study. BMC Public Health [Internet]. 2019;19(1). Available from:


Matok I, Masarwa R, Levine H, Perlman A. FOUR AUTHORS REPLY. American Journal of Epidemiology [Internet]. 2018;187(12):2718. Available from:


Bui LV, Mor Z, Chemtob D, Ha ST, Levine H. Use of geographically weighted poisson regression to examine the effect of distance on tuberculosis incidence: A case study in Nam Dinh, Vietnam. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2018;13(11). Available from:


Levine H, Mohri H, Ekbom A, Ramos L, Parker G, Roldan E, et al. Male reproductive health statement (XIIIth international symposium on Spermatology, may 9th-12th 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Basic and Clinical Andrology [Internet]. 2018;28(1). Available from:


Masarwa R, Levine H, Gorelik E, Reif S, Perlman A, Matok I. Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum disorder: A systematic review,meta-analysis, and meta-regression analysis of cohort studies. American Journal of Epidemiology [Internet]. 2018;187(8):1817–27. Available from:


Getachew B, Payne JB, Vu M, Pillai D, Shah J, Levine H, et al. Perceptions of alternative tobacco products, anti-tobacco media, and tobacco regulation among young adults: A qualitative study. American Journal of Health Behavior [Internet]. 2018;42(4):118–30. Available from:


Twig G, Geva N, Levine H, Derazne E, Goldberger N, Haklai Z, et al. Body mass index and infectious disease mortality in midlife in a cohort of 2.3 million adolescents. International Journal of Obesity [Internet]. 2018;42(4):801–7. Available from:


Raz R, Levine H, Pinto O, Broday DM, Yuval, Weisskopf MG. Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Population-Based Nested Case-Control Study in Israel. American Journal of Epidemiology [Internet]. 2018;187(4):717–25. Available from:


Keinan-Boker L, Levine H, Leiba A, Derazne E, Kark JD. Adolescent obesity and adult male breast cancer in a cohort of 1,382,093 men. International Journal of Cancer [Internet]. 2018;142(5):910–8. Available from:


Sun X, Wang F, Zheng H, Miao N, Yuan Q, Cui F, et al. The impact of expanded program on immunization with live attenuated and inactivated Hepatitis A vaccines in China, 2004–2016. Vaccine [Internet]. 2018;36(10):1279–84. Available from:


Golan R, Kloog I, Almog R, Gesser-Edelsburg A, Negev M, Jolles M, et al. Environmental exposures and fetal growth: The Haifa pregnancy cohort study David Stieb, Cecile Boot, Michelle Turner, Osmar Zaiane. BMC Public Health [Internet]. 2018;18(1). Available from:


Zarka S, Levine H, Rozhavski V, Sela T, Bar-Ze’ev Y, Molina-Hazan V, et al. Smoking behavior change during compulsory military service in Israel, 1987-2011. Nicotine and Tobacco Research [Internet]. 2017;19(11):1322–9. Available from:


Levine H, Keinan-Boker L, Leiba A, Derazne E, Rais A, Kark JD. Paternal age and risk of testicular germ cell tumors: a cohort study of 1,000,000 men. Andrology [Internet]. 2017;5(6):1124–30. Available from:


Levine H, Jørgensen N, Martino-Andrade A, Mendiola J, Weksler-Derri D, Mindlis I, et al. Temporal trends in sperm count: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Human Reproduction Update [Internet]. 2017;23(6):646–59. Available from:


Kopel E, Davidovitch N, Levine H. Using all means to protect public health in Israel from emerging tobacco products. American Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2017;107(10):1599–600. Available from:


Twig G, Ben-Ami Shor D, Furer A, Levine H, Derazne E, Goldberger N, et al. Adolescent body mass index and cardiovascular disease-specific mortality by midlife. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism [Internet]. 2017;102(8):3011–20. Available from:


Levine H, Leiba M, Bar Zeev Y, Keinan-Boker L, Derazne E, Leiba A, et al. Risk of Hodgkin lymphoma according to immigration status and origin: a migrant cohort study of 2.3 million Jewish Israelis. Leukemia and Lymphoma [Internet]. 2017;58(4):959–68. Available from:


Shamriz O, Leiba M, Levine H, Derazne E, Keinan-Boker L, Kark JD. Higher body mass index in 16–19 year-old Jewish Adolescents of North African, Middle Eastern and European Origins is a Predictor of Acute Myeloid Leukemia: a cohort of 2.3 million Israelis. Cancer Causes and Control [Internet]. 2017;28(4):331–9. Available from:


Matok I, Elizur A, Perlman A, Ganor S, Levine H, Kozer E. Association of Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Use With Wheezing in Children With Acute Febrile Illness. Annals of Pharmacotherapy [Internet]. 2017;51(3):239–44. Available from:


Rottenberg Y, Levine H, Keinan-Boker L, Derazne E, Leiba A, Kark JD. Risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma penetrates across immigrant generations: A migrant cohort study of 2.3 million Jewish Israeli adolescents. International Journal of Cancer [Internet]. 2017;140(5):1060–7. Available from:


Berman T, Goldsmith R, Levine H, Grotto I. Human biomonitoring in Israel: Recent results and lessons learned. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health [Internet]. 2017;220(2):6–12. Available from:


Kopel E, Davidovitch N, Levine H. Lessons from a 2016 large-scale contamination of cereals with Salmonella altona in Israel. American Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2017;107(2):243–5. Available from:


Adebayo G, Neumark Y, Gesser-Edelsburg A, Ahmad WA, Levine H. Zika pandemic online trends, incidence and health risk communication: A time trend study. BMJ Global Health [Internet]. 2017;2(3). Available from:


Twig G, Tirosh A, Leiba A, Levine H, Shor DBA, Derazne E, et al. BMI at age 17 years and diabetes mortality in midlife: A nationwide cohort of 2.3 million adolescents. Diabetes Care [Internet]. 2016;39(11):1996–2003. Available from:


Halperin T, Levine H, Korenman Z, Burstein S, Amber R, Sela T, et al. Molecular characterization and antibiotic resistance of group G streptococci in Israel: comparison of invasive, non-invasive and carriage isolates. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases [Internet]. 2016;35(10):1649–54. Available from:


Martino-Andrade AJ, Liu F, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Redmon JB, Nguyen RHN, et al. Timing of prenatal phthalate exposure in relation to genital endpoints in male newborns. Andrology [Internet]. 2016;4(4):585–93. Available from:


Thurston SW, Mendiola J, Bellamy AR, Levine H, Wang C, Sparks A, et al. Phthalate exposure and semen quality in fertile US men. Andrology [Internet]. 2016;4(4):632–8. Available from:


Keinan-Boker L, Levine H, Derazne E, Molina-Hazan V, Kark JD. Measured adolescent body mass index and adult breast cancer in a cohort of 951,480 women. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment [Internet]. 2016;158(1):157–67. Available from:


Twig G, Yaniv G, Levine H, Leiba A, Goldberger N, Derazne E, et al. Body-mass index in 2.3 million adolescents and cardiovascular death in adulthood. New England Journal of Medicine [Internet]. 2016;374(25):2430–40. Available from:


Feldman I, Donchin M, Levine H. A smoke-free medical campus in Jerusalem: Data for action. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2016;5(1). Available from:


Chiu YH, Gaskins AJ, Williams PL, Mendiola J, Jørgensen N, Levine H, et al. Intake of fruits and vegetables with lowto- moderate pesticide residues is positively associated with semen-quality parameters among young healthy men. Journal of Nutrition [Internet]. 2016;146(5):1084–92. Available from:


Leiba M, Leiba A, Keinan-Boker L, Avigdor A, Derazne E, Levine H, et al. Adolescent weight and height are predictors of specific non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes among a cohort of 2,352,988 individuals aged 16 to 19 years. Cancer [Internet]. 2016;122(7):1068–77. Available from:


Leiba A, Twig G, Levine H, Goldberger N, Afek A, Shamiss A, et al. Hypertension in late adolescence and cardiovascular mortality in midlife: a cohort study of 2.3 million 16- to 19-year-old examinees. Pediatric Nephrology [Internet]. 2016;31(3):485–92. Available from:


Le Moal J, Sharpe RM, Jorgensen N, Levine H, Jurewicz J, Mendiola J, et al. Toward a multi-country monitoring system of reproductive health in the context of endocrine disrupting chemical exposure. European Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2016;26(1):76–83. Available from:


Tasher D, Rahav G, Levine H, Sofer D, Linder N, Anis E, et al. How many OPV rounds are required to stop wild polio virus circulation in a developed country? Lessons from the Israeli experience. Vaccine [Internet]. 2016;34(3):299–301. Available from:


Hartal M, Yavnai N, Galor I, Avramovich E, Sela T, Kayouf R, et al. Seroprevalence of anti-HBs antibodies at young adulthood, before and after a booster vaccine dose, among medical personnel vaccinated in infancy. Vaccine [Internet]. 2015;33(38):4878–85. Available from:


Abroms L, Hershcovitz R, Boal A, Levine H. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Text Messaging Program for Smoking Cessation in Israel. Journal of Health Communication [Internet]. 2015;20(8):903–9. Available from:


Beenstock M, Raz R, Levine H. Birth gap and the recurrence risk of autism spectrum disorders: A population-based cohort study. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders [Internet]. 2015;17:86–94. Available from:


Raz R, Weisskopf MG, Davidovitch M, Pinto O, Levine H. Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorders Incidence by Sub-Populations in Israel 1992–2009: A Total Population Study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders [Internet]. 2015;45(4):1062–9. Available from:


Levine H, Swan SH. Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic. Human Reproduction [Internet]. 2015;30(6):1287–9. Available from:


Levine H, Kopel E, Anis E, Givon-Lavi N, Dagan R. The impact of a national routine immunisation programme initiated in 1999 on Hepatitis A incidence in Israel, 1993 to 2012. Eurosurveillance [Internet]. 2015;20(7). Available from:


Levine H, Zarka S, Ankol OE, Rozhavski V, Davidovitch N, Aboudy Y, et al. Seroprevalence of measles, mumps and rubella among young adults, after 20 years of universal 2-dose MMR vaccination in Israel. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics [Internet]. 2015;11(6):1400–5. Available from:


Levine H, Berman T, Goldsmith R, Göen T, Spungen J, Novack L, et al. Urinary concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Israeli adults: Demographic and life-style predictors. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health [Internet]. 2015;218(1):123–31. Available from:


Schwartz I, Gartsman I, Adler B, Friedlander Y, Manor O, Levine H, et al. The association between post-polio symptoms as measured by the Index of Post-Polio Sequelae and self-reported functional status. Journal of the Neurological Sciences [Internet]. 2014;345(1):87–91. Available from:


Rosen L, Rozhavski V, Levine H, Sela T, Bar-Ze’ev Y, Molina-Hazan V, et al. Smoking initiation among Israeli adolescents: A 24-year time-to-event analysis. Preventive Medicine [Internet]. 2014;65:141–7. Available from:


Levine H, Mimouni D, Zurel-Farber A, Zahavi A, Molina-Hazan V, Bar-Zeev Y, et al. Time trends of viral meningitis among young adults in Israel: 1978-2012. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases [Internet]. 2014;33(7):1149–53. Available from:


Berman T, Goldsmith R, Göen T, Spungen J, Novack L, Levine H, et al. Demographic and dietary predictors of urinary bisphenol A concentrations in adults in Israel. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health [Internet]. 2014;217(6):638–44. Available from:


Levine H, Berman T, Goldsmith R, Göen T, Spungen J, Novack L, et al. Exposure to tobacco smoke based on urinary cotinine levels among Israeli smoking and nonsmoking adults: A cross-sectional analysis of the first Israeli human biomonitoring study. BMC Public Health [Internet]. 2013;13(1). Available from:


Moran-Gilad J, Levine H, Schwartz E, Bartal C, Huerta-Hartal M, Schwaber MJ, et al. Postexposure prophylaxis of tick-borne relapsing fever: Lessons learned from recent outbreaks in Israel. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases [Internet]. 2013;13(11):791–7. Available from:


Rais A, Zarka S, Derazne E, Tzur D, Calderon-Margalit R, Davidovitch N, et al. Varicocoele among 1 300 000 Israeli adolescent males: Time trends and association with body mass index. Andrology [Internet]. 2013;1(5):663–9. Available from:


Levine H, Afek A, Shamiss A, Derazne E, Tzur D, Astman N, et al. Country of origin, age at migration and risk of cutaneous melanoma: A migrant cohort study of 1,100,000 Israeli men. International Journal of Cancer [Internet]. 2013;133(2):486–94. Available from:


Mimouni D, Levine H, Ferber AT, Rajuan-Galor I, Huerta-Hartal M. Secular trends of chickenpox among military population in Israel in relation to introduction of varicella zoster vaccine 1979-2010. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics [Internet]. 2013;9(6):1303–7. Available from:


Levine H, Afek A, Shamiss A, Derazne E, Tzur D, Zavdy O, et al. Risk of germ cell testicular cancer according to origin: A migrant cohort study in 1,100,000 Israeli men. International Journal of Cancer [Internet]. 2013;132(8):1878–85. Available from:


Ereqat S, Nasereddin A, Levine H, Azmi K, Al-Jawabreh A, Greenblatt CL, et al. First-time detection of Mycobacterium bovis in livestock tissues and milk in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories. PLoS neglected tropical diseases [Internet]. 2013;7(9). Available from:


Berman T, Goldsmith R, Göen T, Spungen J, Novack L, Levine H, et al. Urinary concentrations of organophosphate pesticide metabolites in adults in Israel: Demographic and dietary predictors. Environment International [Internet]. 2013;60:183–9. Available from:


Berman T, Goldsmith R, Göen T, Spungen J, Novack L, Levine H, et al. Urinary concentrations of environmental contaminants and phytoestrogens in adults in Israel. Environment International [Internet]. 2013;59:478–84. Available from:


Levine H, Ankol OE, Rozhavski V, Davidovitch N, Aboudy Y, Zarka S, et al. Rubella seroprevalence in the first birth cohort reaching fertility age after 20 years of two dose universal vaccination policy in Israel. Vaccine [Internet]. 2012;30(50):7260–4. Available from:


Levine H, Balicer RD, Rozhavski V, Halperin T, Shreberk M, Davidovitch N, et al. Seroepidemiology of Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus among Israeli male young adults. Annals of Epidemiology [Internet]. 2012;22(11):783–8. Available from:


Levine H, Balicer RD, Zarka S, Sela T, Rozhavski V, Cohen D, et al. Dynamics of Pneumococcal Acquisition and Carriage in Young Adults during Training in Confined Settings in Israel. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2012;7(10). Available from:


Berman T, Levine H, Gamzu R, Grotto I. Trends in reproductive health in Israel: Implications for environmental health policy. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2012;1(1). Available from:


Levine H, Huerta-Hartal M, Bar-Ze’ev Y, Balicer RD, Auster O, Ankol OE, et al. Smoking and other correlates of health care services utilization among mandatory military recruits in Israel. Nicotine and Tobacco Research [Internet]. 2012;14(6):742–50. Available from:


Levine H, Mimouni D, Grotto I, Zahavi A, Ankol O, Huerta-Hartal M. Secular and seasonal trends of infectious mononucleosis among young adults in Israel: 1978-2009. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases [Internet]. 2012;31(5):757–60. Available from:


Negev M, Levine H, Davidovitch N, Bhatia R, Mindell J. Integration of health and environment through health impact assessment: Cases from three continents. Environmental Research [Internet]. 2012;114:60–7. Available from:


Levine H, Zarka S, Dagan R, Sela T, Rozhavski V, Cohen DI, et al. Transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae in adults may occur through saliva. Epidemiology and Infection [Internet]. 2012;140(3):561–5. Available from:


Levine H, Balicer RD, Laor D, Grotto I. Challenges and opportunities in the Israeli 2009 pandemic influenza vaccination program. Human Vaccines [Internet]. 2011;7(10). Available from:


Levine H, Ankol OE, Rozhavski V, Davidovitch N, Aboudy Y, Zarka S, et al. Sub-optimal prevalence of mumps antibodies in a population based study of young adults in Israel after 20 years of two dose universal vaccination policy. Vaccine [Internet]. 2011;29(15):2785–90. Available from:


Levine H, Rishpon S, Huerta-Hartal M, Davidovitch N. Preventing mumps outbreaks in confined settings: Comprehensive ring vaccination as a containment strategy. Human Vaccines [Internet]. 2011;7(12):1389–93. Available from:


Balicer RD, Zarka S, Levine H, Klement E, Sela T, Porat N, et al. Control of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 5 epidemic of severe pneumonia among young army recruits by mass antibiotic treatment and vaccination. Vaccine [Internet]. 2010;28(34):5591–6. Available from:


Mimouni D, Bar-Zeev Y, Davidovitch N, Huerta M, Balicer RD, Levine H, et al. Secular trends of gonorrhea in young adults in Israel: Three decades of follow-up. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases [Internet]. 2010;29(9):1111–5. Available from:


Balicer RD, Mimouni D, Bar-Zeev Y, Levine H, Davidovitch N, Ankol OH, et al. Post exposure prophylaxis of tick-borne relapsing fever. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases [Internet]. 2010;29(3):253–8. Available from:


Hazan VM, Balicer RD, Groto I, Zarka S, Ankol OE, Bar-Zeev Y, et al. The military role in a flu pandemic. Harefuah [Internet]. 2010;149(1):9–13, 64. Available from:


Grotto I, Levine H, Balicer RD. Pandemic influenza vaccines: From the lab to ethical policy making. Harefuah [Internet]. 2009;148(10):672–6. Available from:


Mimouni D, Balicer RD, Levine H, Klement E, Bar-Zeev Y, Davidovitch N, et al. Trends in the epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a young adult population in Israel: A long-term survey. International Journal of Dermatology [Internet]. 2009;48(6):611–3. Available from:


Levine H. Noble prize for the discoverers of Helicobacter pylori - The overlooked bacteria. Harefuah [Internet]. 2005;144(11):755-758+824. Available from: